Senator Russell Olson — 2009


Picture of Senator Russell Olson

Party: Republican
Term: Other House
District: 08
Counties: Lake, Miner, Moody, Sanborn
Occupation: Manager, Community&Econ. Dev.


Session Committees

Commerce and EnergyChair TTh 10:00 AM Room 423 
EducationMember TTh 7:45 AM Room 423 
State AffairsMember MWF 10:00 AM Room 414 

Interim Committees

Alcoholic Beverage Shipping and DistributionMember 
State-Tribal RelationsMember 

Prime Sponsor

SB 90increase the number of varieties of malt beverages, wine, distilled spirits, liqueur, and cordials that an off-sale alcoholic beverage licensee may offer for sampling in one day. 
SB 91allow any school district, for a period of three years, to expend capital outlay funds for certain transportation costs, for the purchase of property and casualty insurance, and for energy costs, and the cost of utilities. 
SB 97encourage the Department of Health to include online training programs for courses required of food service managers. 
SB 185revise the graduation requirements for students entering ninth grade in 2010 and thereafter by eliminating the option of the basic high school program. 
SB 186provide for the imposition of a late payment fee for certain chronically delinquent child support obligations. 
SC 5Commending and honoring the 2008 Habitat for Humanity - South Dakota "Habitat Supporters of the Year": Ward Cheney, Black Hills Area Habitat for Humanity - Rapid City; Paul Evenson and Rob Boniface, Brookings Area Habitat for Humanity - Brookings: St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Dacotah Tipis Habitat for Humanity - Ft. Thompson; Paul Johnson, East Central South Dakota Habitat for Humanity - Lake and Moody Counties; Wells Fargo Financial, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sioux Falls - Sioux Falls; First United Methodist Church, Hub Area Habitat for Humanity - Aberdeen; Nystrom Electrical Contracting, Inc., Oahe Habitat for Humanity - Pierre; State Bank of Eagle Butte, Okiciyapi Tipi Habitat for Humanity - Eagle Butte; Habitat for Humanity - SD, Sicangu Tikaga Okiciyapi Habitat for Humanity - Mission; Prairie Lakes Healthcare System, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Watertown Region - Watertown; Martin Mazourek, Habitat for Humanity of Yankton County - Yankton; and Larson Manufacturing and Larson Family Foundation, Habitat for Humanity - SD. 
SC 18Commending and honoring the 2008-2009 Madison High School Lady Bulldogs Gymnastics Team for its fifteenth consecutive state championship title in Class A Gymnastics and for setting the national record for consecutive gymnastics state championships. 
HB 1104authorize a sentencing court to impose consecutive revocations of hunting, fishing, or trapping privileges under certain conditions. 
HB 1143encourage the Department of Revenue and Regulation to include online training programs on the approved list of programs for the instruction on techniques to prevent underage purchasing and consuming of alcohol. 

Co Sponsor

SB 5revise the form and style of certain provisions and to delete certain obsolete provisions regarding the Department of Tourism and State Development. 
SB 70repeal the provision requiring a forty-eight hour waiting period to purchase a pistol. 
SB 78provide for a plan to be presented to the Legislature regarding the need for additional drug courts and certain other correctional issues. 
SB 86revise certain provisions concerning the application of the inventory tax on certain fuels in storage immediately prior to a tax increase. 
SB 98revise the minimum amount required for reporting damage to a motor vehicle and a boat. 
SB 101clarify the school residence of a child assigned to an approved out of district special education residential or tuition day program when the residence of the child's parent or guardian changes. 
SB 106revise certain provisions regarding the distribution of funds to sparse school districts, and to appropriate funds to distribute to sparse school districts. 
SB 116impose a tax on ethyl alcohol and methyl alcohol used in motor vehicles on the public highways and to revise certain provisions regarding the fuel excise tax. 
SB 119revise the authority of the state, counties, and townships to transfer highway right-of-ways under certain conditions. 
SB 121revise certain provisions related to municipal election procedures. 
SB 128create a limited electrician license. 
SB 133provide for central filing of documents necessary to perfect a security interest in personal property or fixtures of a rural electric cooperative. 
SB 142place certain limitations on legislative travel, expenses, and reimbursement. 
SB 143require a searchable internet website for the posting and access of certain public records and financial information. 
SB 177adopt the South Dakota Indian Child Welfare Act. 
SB 181make an appropriation for the support of the state fair. 
SB 182repeal the methodology that assesses agricultural land based on its agricultural income value, to dissolve the implementation and oversight advisory task force, and to revise certain provisions concerning the assessment of real property. 
SC 1Honoring and supporting Czech Days in Tabor, South Dakota, on the occasion of its sixty-first anniversary. 
SC 3Commending and honoring the 2007-2008 Outstanding School Administrators of South Dakota: David Peters, Spearfish, School Superintendent; Richard Unruh, Jr., Yankton, School Business Official; Norman Graham, Sturgis, Elementary School Principal; Neil Goter, Wagner, Secondary School Principal; Michael Taplett, Huron, Middle School Principal; Brad Brandsrud, Watertown, Assistant Secondary Principal; Dorothy Zuiderhof, Brookings, Curriculum Director; and Dennis Champ, Pierre, Director of Special Education for being named outstanding administrators by their respective administrator parent groups. 
SC 11Honoring Sioux Falls Washington, Armour, Bonesteel-Fairfax, Bridgewater, DeSmet, Edgemont, Emery, Harding County, Harrisburg, Hot Springs, Lake Preston, Lyman, McIntosh, Waubay, and White Lake High Schools for their recognition by News & World Report's rankings of the nation's top high schools. 
SC 12Honoring Chairman Michael Jandreau of the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe for his dedication and lifelong service to his tribe, state, and nation. 
SC 15Honoring Anna Joy Thvedt, of Beresford, South Dakota's Junior Miss 2009. 
SC 22Commending Steve Morgan for his election as South Dakota Sportscaster of the Year for 2008. 
SC 23Honoring Dr. Sam Holland, State Veterinarian, for his many years of service to the State of South Dakota. 
SC 25expressing the Legislature's respect and appreciation for the sixteen years of devoted service by Gil Koetzle, the first and only legislator in the history of South Dakota to be term limited out of the House of Representatives and the Senate. 
SC 26Honoring Valerie Melmer for her outstanding commitment and service to the South Dakota legislative page program and the youth of South Dakota. 
SC 32Congratulating and honoring Delaney Tyon, the Nastar National Ski Champion. 
SC 33Commending and congratulating the Philip High School Lady Scotties Basketball Team for earning a trip to the State Class B Girls' Basketball Tournament for the first time in the school's history.  
SC 34Congratulating and honoring Jami Fralick, a native of Martin, South Dakota, for his eighth place finish in the Bassmaster Classic. 
SCR 6Supporting certain health screening programs sponsored by the South Dakota Lions Foundation. 
SCR 7Requesting the State of Nebraska to provide tax relief and amnesty for certain South Dakota trucking companies. 
SCR 8urging the members of the State Streamlined Sales Tax Governing Board to amend its treatment of certain food coupons, certificates, and other documentation as gross receipts. 
SCR 10 Supporting legislative efforts in other states addressing the need to provide for equine slaughter and processing in the United States. 
HB 1093revise the boundaries of the James River Water Development District. 
HB 1094require applicants for licensure as real estate brokers, broker associates, salespersons, property managers, residential rental agents, auctioneers, home inspectors, and timeshare agents and such licensees who are the subject of a disciplinary investigation to submit to a state and federal criminal background check. 
HB 1095include the improper influence of a real estate appraisal by a real estate licensee to the acts constituting unprofessional conduct. 
HB 1114allow a broker to form certain business entities under certain conditions. 
HB 1115increase the education requirement for broker associate license. 
HB 1116require post-licensing education for broker associates. 
HB 1117permit water user districts to provide certain health and life insurance benefits. 
HB 1124prohibit improper influence regarding real estate appraisals. 
HB 1142appropriate money for an adult farm and ranch management program. 
HB 1173appropriate money for the Northern Crops Institute. 
HB 1177revise the definition of transmission facilities. 
HB 1184clarify provisions dealing with the initiative process. 
HB 1213allow school districts to enter into group health insurance contracts that include dental and vision insurance, and to allow school districts to offer group life and group health insurance benefits to retired employees. 
HB 1243modify the requirements regarding the ownership and use of local government endowment funds. 
HB 1263revise certain provisions concerning compensation for service rights of electric utilities in areas annexed by municipalities. 
HB 1269provide for the governance of public postsecondary technical education and to provide for the transfer of authority for public postsecondary technical education from local school districts to the Department of Education. 
HB 1279require each school district to develop a policy to prohibit bullying and harassment that meets certain requirements. 
HB 1296authorize the use of tribal identification cards as the equivalent of certain state-issued documents for identification purposes. 
HC 1001Honoring Coach Don Meyer for becoming the most winning coach in men's college basketball. 
HC 1015Commending and honoring the South Dakota Home Builders Association, their one thousand eight hundred members, and their eight local affiliated associations on their thirtieth anniversary, including the Home Builders Association of the Sioux Empire, the Black Hills Home Builders Association, the Aberdeen Home Builders Association, the Watertown Home Builders Association, the Brookings Home Builders Association, the Lewis and Clark Home Builders Association, the Mitchell Home Builders Association, and the Oahe Home Builders Association. 
HC 1016Honoring coach Tom Rogers for achieving his 300th win as the head coach of the Stanley County Lady Buffs Basketball Team. 
HC 1017Honoring the Pierre Junior Shooters' BB Gun Team as International Champions. 
HC 1018Honoring Dr. Robert V. Burns on thirty-five years of outstanding service to the South Dakota Legislative Internship Program. 
HC 1020Honoring Elizabeth Volzke as a Prudential Spirit of Community Award recipient. 
HC 1022Honoring Milo Smith of Pierre for his service to the South Dakota Legislature. 
HC 1027Honoring Terry Woster for his contributions to South Dakota journalism and culture and for forty years of reporting on the South Dakota State Legislature. 
HC 1040Recognizing the South Dakota State University Women's Basketball Team on its outstanding athletic and academic achievements. 
HCR 1002To honor and congratulate Barack Obama, the forty-fourth President of the United States of America. 
HCR 1003Expressing solidarity with Israel in its defense against terrorism in the Gaza Strip. 
HCR 1005To honor and thank George W. Bush, the forty-third president of the United States of America. 
HCR 1008Expressing support for improved adolescent health and wellness by recognizing the importance of an adolescent well physical to prevent chronic diseases, help better identify and treat chronic diseases, and update immunizations. 
HCR 1012Supporting the exploration and development of energy resources. 
HCR 1013Reasserting sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over certain powers and serving notice to the federal government to cease and desist certain mandates. 
HCR 1016Urging the United States Fish and Wildlife Service and the Western Area Power Administration to avoid overly restrictive wildlife criteria and overly burdensome procedural requirements that create unnecessary delays in the siting of wind energy development projects. 

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